Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has returned to the club’s Carrington training ground for the first time since his career-threatening leg fracture.
The England international defender [@LukeShaw23] tweeted: “First day back at the training ground today, nice to be back.”
Shaw was on the receiving end of a horrific challenge from PSV Eindhoven’s Hector Moreno during both club’s Champions League group stage opening game, and the former Southampton left-back is set to be on the sidelines for a minimum of 6 months.
The injury has also put Shaw’s chances of featuring for England in the 2016 European Championships in France.
Since Shaw’s injury issue, United manager Louis van Gaal has appeared uncertain about the player’s replacement. At first, Marcos Rojo was brought in to fill the void left open by Shaw but the Argentinian defender has also picked up an injury and is currently out of action.
The Dutchman has now played Matteo Darmian and Ashely Young in that position, with none of them able to nail it so far. However, Young remains the only United player to have played back-to-back games in that position since Shaw’s injury.
In Shaw’s absence, the Red Devils have won two of their three Premier League games, and they suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Arsenal, who thumped them 3-0 on Sunday.
United now find themselves third on the league table, after being first two weeks ago. They remain two points behind leaders Manchester City, and van Gaal will now be hoping his team return to winning ways when they face Everton after the international break.